How does artificial intelligence tick? To explore this, let’s put ChatGPT in different roles and see how the machine reacts. Today our chatbot has an existential crisis and seeks advice from a Japanese Zen monastery.

The AI ​​bot ChatGPT is the most flexible writer in the world. Of course you have to trick him a bit so that he writes interesting texts. But in this respect he is not particularly different from human writers.

One of the best techniques for motivating the bot to write readable text is to have it assume a certain role and then write from that perspective. We play with it in our series “Having a cigarette with ChatGPT”.

For this episode, we asked the chatbot to make its way to a Buddhist monastery. ChatGPT was supposed to tell the Zen master there how difficult it is for him as a robot to live according to the principles of mindfulness.